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Activism news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 19, 2006

    In the Path of a Storm, Vets Protest a War

    Veterans of Iraq and Vietnam marched from Mobile to New Orleans to mark the third anniversary of the Iraq War, and to call attention to the Bush Administratrion's culture of incompentence, inhumanity and greed that has devastated Iraq and America's Gulf Coast.

    Christian Parenti

  • March 16, 2006

    Three Who Made a Revolution

    Rachel Carson, Betty Friedan and Jane Jacobs opened vast new possibilities for social transformation by writing about widespread attacks on nature, women and the poor.

    Rebecca Solnit

  • March 9, 2006

    Unborn in the USA

    In his captivating new book Absolute Convictions, Eyal Press explores the links between his hometown's post-Vietnam decline and its emergence as a battlefield in the national crusade against abortion.

    Mark Sorkin

  • March 9, 2006

    Bringing the War Home

    The antiwar messages most likely to be heard and acted upon by Congressional Democrats and wavering Republicans will come from their hometowns, where a growing number of activists are organizing with an eye toward communicating to Congress.

    John Nichols

  • March 7, 2006

    Macho, Macho Militarism

    On this year's International Women's Day, antiwar feminists take note of how our society has become increasingly militarized as a cult of masculinity has tightened its grip on American politics.

    Cynthia Enloe

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  • March 2, 2006

    Corvallis Calls the Troops Home

    The Corvallis City Council approved a resolution calling for American troops to come home from Iraq.

    Simon Maxwell Apter

  • February 28, 2006

    Where Are the Good Americans?

    When the day comes for America to be judged for its war on terror and the human rights crimes that have been done in the name of its citizens, who can say they stood up and said no?

    Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith

  • February 16, 2006

    Envisioning Another World: Integración Desde Abajo

    Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.

    Roberto Lovato

  • February 9, 2006

    Who Killed the Miners?

    Recent mining disasters demonstrate that the Bush Administration should be called to account for replacing federal mine regulators, who were identifying hazards and meeting requirements, with industry-friendly stand-ins.

    Erik Reece

  • February 8, 2006

    Reversing ‘Right to Work’

    Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive "Right To Work" laws and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.

    Sasha Abramsky